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CEMA’s President’s Message-2015


Jerry Heathman

      Sales & Marketing Manager at Chantland Pulley & Roller Company       


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It is truly my privilege to serve as President of such a fine and well-respected organization. For the past 82 years, CEMA has been well recognized as “The Voice Of The North American Market“, and for good reason, no other organization has been more instrumental in the development of standards, safety practices or engineering manuals than CEMA. Our safety labels are displayed on conveyor equipment around the globe.

Our ANSI standards are recognized as the go to source for standardizing equipment, and our Belt Book, with its  recently released 7th edition, has for years been the engineering bible for bulk conveying. The belt book is also now available in Portuguese and Spanish. We will soon be coming out with our 2nd edition Unit Handling book and we are very excited about the enhancements that have been made regarding engineering data.

CEMA’s statistics program is the best source for market size data. So much so that even the U.S. census departmenthas contacted CEMA about how accurate our estimate of the North America market is.  But we aren’t stopping there. Just this year, CEMA has opened up its membership to include all of South America and we are now known as “The Voice Of The Conveyor Industry Of The Americas”. The world is becoming smaller every day and CEMA invites our friends to the south to not only benefit from the past hard work and expertise of our organization, but also contribute to our success moving forward.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of this organization. Our membership continues to grow, our balance sheet is strong, and we look forward to the opportunities ahead.

CEMA is very unique in today’s organizational world, we are large enough to be the “The Voice Of The Conveyor Industry Of The Americas”, yet small enough to be family. It’s our technical side that make us strong, but it’s our members that make us great.

As president, I promise to work with the CEMA staff, it’s directors, officers, committees and sections to continue to add value to each and every member company.


     President of CEMA

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